UCL: Summer School in Homer 2021

The Summer School in Homer will be held online with remote live teaching from Monday 2 – Friday 6 August 2021 (deadline for applications 26 July).

The Summer School offers five days of intensive teaching of Homeric language and literature. There will be four language classes each day as well as lectures, between 10.30 and 16.30. The course is not residential.

We will be offering the following classes:

  • Homer in Greek (all levels: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Modern Greek (Beginners)
  • Homer in Translation
  • Comparative Literature and Homer
  • Ancient Philosophy and Homer

Teaching will be generally in groups of 15-20 people which, as far as possible, comprise students of roughly the same level of experience (beginners, intermediate or advanced). The style of teaching is friendly, but demanding: a lot of work is expected from students during the School, but they should find the whole experience both stimulating and valuable. Some classes concentrate chiefly on reading texts, while others offer a mixture of grammar and translation practice. Our tutors include some of the most experienced and talented teachers of Classics in the London area and beyond.

Programme, Cost and Application form

  • The provisional programme for the Summer School in Homer is now available. Please note: this programme is still subject to change.
  • The cost of the Summer School is £130. This includes all tuition.

The Summer School in Homer caters for school and university students, and for anyone else who wishes to learn Homeric Greek, or to revive their knowledge of it. Potential participants will include: students with no prior knowledge of the language; pre-GCSE/GCSE and A-Level students; university students; mature applicants who wish to expand their knowledge of the Homeric epics. Our principal concern is to provide a thorough programme of language learning in a lively university environment.

Enquiries: please email the Summer School.

All completed application forms should be returned no later than Monday 26th July 2021, to Dr Antony Makrinos, Director of the Summer School in Homer, [email protected].

  • Watch an interview with Dr Antony Makrinos on the Summer School in Homer.

For further information, please see here.